Between 2/2/13 and 2/3/13, an unknown male subject entered three different apartments/motel rooms through unsecured points of entry and exposed himself to female victims.
The first occurrence was at the Palladium Apartments (4111 N. Drinkwater Blvd.) at 2:30 on the morning of February 2nd, where the subject entered the victim's apartment through the unlocked glass door while she was sleeping, with his pants down exposing himself. The suspect fled as the victim woke up screaming. The next occurrence was at the Howard Johnson hotel (7110 E. Indian School Rd.) on February 3rd at 3:00 am, where it is believed that the same suspect entered a first floor motel room through an unsecured window while wearing only underpants. The victim engaged him, kicking and striking him causing him to then flee out the window. The third occurrence was at the San Marin Apartments (4215 N. Drinkwater Blvd.) at 6:45 am also on the 3rd when the suspect entered through the victim’s unlocked sliding glass door with himself exposed. The sleeping victim awoke and screamed causing the suspect again to leave. In all of the instances the victim’s were unharmed.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 20's, 5'08-5"11, 150-175 lbs, short blonde or light brown hair, possibly with a piercing by his eye, wearing a gray zip up hooded sweatshirt, gray workout pants, and possibly wearing a beanie cap during the third incident (see below sketch).
We are recommending the following personal safety tips that may reduce your risk of becoming a victim:
--Keep your blinds closed at night and lock doors and windows.
--Be aware of your surroundings when going to and from your residence.
--Report all suspicious activity to police immediately by calling 9-1-1.
--Have a safety plan that includes an escape route, if you are confronted by a suspect in your home.
The decision to actively fight off an attacker is a personal choice dictated by physical abilities and environment, as well as potential weapons available to you or the suspect. Experts in sexual assault prevention recommend avoidance and/or escape if possible. If an assault is imminent, then loudly confront the attacker, scream and make loud noises to attract attention.
If you have any information that you feel may be related, please call Scottsdale Police at 480-312-TIPS, or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.